Francis Malbone House, Newport, Rhode Island
Our historic Inn was built in 1760 for Colonel Francis Malbone, who made his fortune as a shipping merchant. His fleet was moored in the Newport Harbor, across from his Colonial Mansion. Legend holds that the Colonel once had an underground tunnel from the house to the waterfront, through which he smuggled goods to avoid paying duty to the King.
Years later, after seizure by the British Army, the house was used to store gold, thus earning the nickname "Treasure House".
The mansion was returned to the Malbone Family in the early 1800's when it was occupied by the Colonel's son, also named Francis Malbone, who was a United States Senator.
Come spend the day discovering Newport and then return to the charm and serenity of our historic home and beautiful gardens. We are located in the heart of Newport, so you are able to park your car in our lot and discover our city on foot.
We trust you will have a lasting experience and your first stay will be the first of many.
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Owners: Will Dewey, Mark & Jasminka Eads
Open Since: 1989
We Accept: Checks, Mastercard, Visa and American Express
Price Range: Check with owner as prices may vary
Travel Agent Commission Offered: 10 (weekdays only)
No. of Rooms With Private Bath: 20
No. of Rooms With Shared Bath: 0
Location: In city, Near beach, On island and On ocean/river/lake
Amenities: Air conditioning, Telephone in room, Television in room, Television in parlor, Fireplace in room, VCR, Music room, Antiques, Down comforters, Sitting room/library, Full breakfast, Picnic baskets, Banquet facilities, Patio, No smoking, Meeting rooms/facilities, Suites available, Hot tub/jacuzzi, Limited handicapped/wheelchair access and Discounts/specials available
Sight-Seeing: Museum, Art galleries and Historical site/district
Water Sports: Sailboat rentals, Kayak rentals, Swimming, Canoe rentals and Fishing charters
Daredevil Sports: Skydiving
Other Sports: Golf, Tennis, Horseback riding and Bike rentals
Out In The Town: Antique shops/malls, Shopping district, Casino gambling, Movie cinemas, Concerts and Bars/night clubs
Out In Nature: Hiking trails, Parks, Nature preserves, Birdwatching and Beach
Rides & Tours: Horse-drawn carriage rides, Winery tours, Helicopter rides, Train rides, Excursion boats/cruises, City tours and Moped rentals
Miscellaneous: Whirlpool/spa in-room
Newport Jazz Festival - Aug, Newport Folk Festival - Aug, Winter Festival - Feb., Huge St. Patrick's Day Parade - March, Vanderbilt Mansions, Touro Synagogue - Oldest in Country, Tennis Hall of Fame
These recreational facilities and attractions are all within 2 miles of Francis Malbone House.
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